Author: melissa johnson

2017 Photo Contest Submissions

Congrats to Jack Israel, winner of our 2017 Easter Photo Contest! His image of an Anemone Shrimp with eggs took first place. Jack won an 8″ x 10″ metal print of his photo, as well as a 2-tank dive aboard our charter boat Sirena. It was difficult to choose a winner this year, with fantastic entries from so many of our favorite local photographers. View the photo gallery below to see this year’s submissions. Every photograph entered in this year’s contest must have featured animal eggs, in reference to the Easter holiday and the coming of spring. Many of...

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2017 Events & Socials

We are hosting fantastic events at the shop and on board Sirena all year long! Scout for Lemon Sharks, Sea Turtles or Goliath Grouper on our local reefs as aggregations arrive with changing seasons. Join us for an evening social as we hear from knowledgeable guest speakers and enjoy a delicious potluck, accompanied by beer and wine. Help us keep our favorite beach spots and shore dives in pristine condition during one of 4 yearly family-friendly clean-ups. From deep-seeking Tech divers to adventurous Black Water divers to beginners just becoming acquainted with the sport, we have something fascinating for everyone...

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LIGHTROOM UNDERWATER – PHOTO PROCESSING WORKSHOPS

Introduction to Post Processing with Lightroom™ for the Underwater Photographer Levels 1 & 2 Discover the power of Lightroom – the best tool available for post-processing your underwater images. Lightroom excels at managing your photo library, allowing you to organize your images to make them easy to find. Learn about non-destructive editing – the basis of Lightroom, allowing you to confidently make adjustments without fear of losing data. To download a trial version of Lightroom, click here.  Level 1 Dates: May 22 – 23 6 pm – 9 pm This is a beginner level workshop, aimed at those just starting out with Lightroom,...

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APRIL 14: SOCIAL NIGHT – DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS CLASS

UPDATE: Join us on Friday, April 21st for a Social Night focusing on Marine Debris. Learn how this problem impacts marine life worldwide, and what we can do to help! This event will serve as the classroom portion of the PADI Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty. Join us on Saturday, April 22nd at the Blue Heron Bridge to complete the certification. The classroom portion is a FREE event. We will have delicious food, drinks, beer and wine. Of course, you are welcome to add to the yummy spread by bringing a dish or side to share as...

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APRIL 22: GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

Pura Vida Divers is teaming up with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful for the 2017 Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 22nd. Our location is Phil Foster Park! This is a FREE event! Divers, surfers, beach goers, kids and families are all welcome to attend. To thank everyone for participating, everyone who turns in a completed data card will have their trash weighed for a chance to win a prize. The individual who collects the most trash (by weight) will be our winner. Itinerary for the day: 9:00 am: Meet at the picnic tables near the playground for registration and an underwater/beach cleanup orientation. The...

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